Launched in 2017 with the support of several Marin County libraries, the Marin Comics Fest (MCF) explores the narrative power of comics art and illustration and the variety of subjects and stories that it helps to convey.

Originally a week-long event, the MCF now features a series free creator talks, demonstrations, and book signings at several venues around the county throughout the month of September. It’s an excellent opportunity to discover new comics, books, and graphic novels and to meet the illustrators and authors behind them.

Over the past five years, we have been fortunate to welcome a host of creators including Paige Braddock (Stinky Cecil), Lisa Brown (Goldfish Ghost), Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), Nidhi Chanani (Pashmina), Svetlana Chmakova (Awkward), Ben Costa and James Parks (Rickety Stitch), Alexis E. Fajardo (Kid Beowulf), Andrew Farago (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate History), Brian Fies (A Fire Story), Mat Heagerty (Unplugged and Unpopular), Eda Kaban (Pirates Don’t Go to Kindergarten), Nomi Kane (The Nib), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), Ian Lendler (The Fabled Life of Aesop), Amy Martin (Symphony City), Scott Morse (The Zombie Steals Home), Art Roche (The Knights of Boo’Gar), Alex Schumacher (Decades of (in)Experience), Landry Q. Walker and Justin Greenwood (The Last Siege), Andy Warner (Brief Histories of Everyday Objects), Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann (Go With the Flow), and Judd Winick (Hilo).

We greatly appreciate the Marin County libraries, the Cartoon Art Museum, Copperfield’s Books, and Blue Moon Comics for helping the fest to continue and expand.

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